When the same tissue that lines the inside of your uterus begins to grow in places other than the uterine lining, this is what happens. It's a painful disorder that can interfere with fertility. Endometriosis is six to eight times more common in women who have difficulty conceiving than in fertile women. Getting pregnant (and staying pregnant) can be made easier with surgery or in vitro fertilization.
2. Cancer of the Cervix
Young women aren't often concerned about cancer, but this type, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), is a severe threat. Over 11,000 women contract the disease every year. Many of the women are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. The benefit is that doctors can detect and treat it early thanks to Pap smears. The disadvantage is that many therapies can result in infertility. If you are diagnosed with cervical cancer, ask your doctor about treatment choices that will allow you to conceive later.
This disease can often be controlled as a chronic condition thanks to today's potent treatments. Some people can live with the virus so successfully that they desire to start a family. HIV, on the other hand, affects both males and women's fertility. You can still become a parent. And the chances of passing the virus on to your baby are slim if you use certain infertility therapies and have a well-managed pregnancy.
4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Many women are unaware that they are suffering from this widespread cause of infertility until they try to conceive. It's caused by a hormonal imbalance that interferes with ovulation and can result in:
- Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) on one or both ovaries
- Irregular periods
- High levels of hormones that can cause excess body or facial hair
Ask your doctor what you can do to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy if you have PCOS.
5. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)
It can make your ovaries stop working properly if you're under the age of 40. That means you won't get periods any longer, or at least won't have them regularly. Women with POI may experience a variety of symptoms in addition to monthly issues, including:
- Pessimistic attitude
- An inability to focus
- Sex that hurts
6. Fibroids in the uterus
Your doctor may notice these noncancerous growths on your uterus during a pelvic check. They're frequent, don't create symptoms, and don't prevent you from getting pregnant. However, certain women may increase the risk of infertility, miscarriage, or other pregnancy complications. Ask your doctor if you should have them treated if you want to be a mother.
Infertility, miscarriage, and other reproductive disorders can all be reproductive problems. To make an impact, you don't need to lose half your body weight. In a study of overweight women undergoing fertility treatments, those who shed just 10% of their body weight, about 17 pounds if you're 170 pounds were more likely to conceive and give birth to a live child than those who didn't.
8. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are two different types of sexually transmitted infections.
These STIs should be treated as soon as possible. If something doesn't feel right below the belt, make an appointment with your doctor. Gonorrhea and chlamydia, if left untreated, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the reproductive organs. It may cause issues such as:
- Closed fallopian tubes
- Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus)
9. Old age
It's no secret that becoming older causes reproductive issues, particularly when it comes to conceiving. According to one study, infertile women account for 8% of women aged 19 to 26, 13-14 percent of women aged 27 to 34, and 18 percent of women aged 35 to 39. However, if you're a little older, the news isn't that bad: a 39-year-old still has an 82 percent chance of becoming pregnant.
10. Choices of Lifestyle
The most common reasons for infertility are ovulation problems, such as those caused by PCOS and POI. (Without ovulation, there will be no eggs to fertilize.) Aside from age, weight, and sexually transmitted illnesses, several aspects of your lifestyle can also play a role. These are some of them:
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Strenuous athletic training
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